Regis High School (New York City)
Regis High School is a private Jesuit secondary school for Roman Catholic boys located on Manhattan's Upper East Side. In 2017, Regis was ranked as the top Catholic High School in the US by Town and County Magazine.
|Regis High School|
As seen from 84th Street (2019)
55 East 84th Street
|Motto||Deo et Patriae Pietas Christiana Erexit|
(Built by Christian Piety for God and Country)
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|Patron saint(s)||St. John Francis Regis|
|Founder||Julia M. Grant|
|President||Rev. Daniel K. Lahart, SJ|
|Principal||Rev. Anthony Andreassi, CO|
|Student to teacher ratio||10:1|
|Color(s)||Scarlet, Silver and White|
|Song||Regis Alma Mater|
|Rivals||Xavier High School|
|Accreditation||Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools|
Regis High School was founded in 1914, through the financial bequest of a single formerly anonymous benefactress: Julia M. Grant, the widow of Mayor Hugh J. Grant. She stipulated that her gift be used to build a Jesuit high school providing a free education for Catholic boys with special consideration given to those who could not otherwise afford a Catholic education. The school continues that policy and does not charge tuition. The Grants' former home is the residence of the Vatican Observer to the United Nations, where the pope stays when he visits New York City.
Following the death of her husband in 1910, Julia Grant met with Father David W. Hearn, S.J. and, with a stipulation of strict anonymity, gave him an envelope with the money needed to start a school to educate Catholic boys. After Mrs. Grant died, her children took over the funding of the school. The last surviving member of the family, Lucie Mackey Grant, a daughter-in-law of Julia Grant, died in 2007. Since the 1960s, Regis has relied primarily on the Grant endowments and alumni donations to keep the school tuition free. Following Lucie Mackey Grant's death, at an auction of her estate, Regis bid successfully for the original golden chalice used during Mass when the school was founded in 1914. The identity of the school's founding benefactor was officially kept secret for decades, though the large portrait in the school's first floor conference room titled "Julia Grant" contradicted the official policy. The online announcement, of an auction that included items related to the school's founding, did so as well. Finally, on October 26, 2009, a documentary film revealed her identity and detailed the circumstances of her gift.
On Saturday, May 14, 2011, a two-alarm fire destroyed the school's principal gymnasium and caused some peripheral damage. The school re-opened the following Tuesday.
In popular cultureEdit
- Lady Gaga, while a high school student at the Convent of the Sacred Heart, performed in several student musical productions at Regis.
- Various television shows have filmed scenes at Regis High school including: Law & Order: Criminal Intent, The Ordained, and The Good Wife. The season 6 episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent (6x02 Tru Love) was also directed by Norberto Barba, a graduate of Regis.
- The films Prince of the City (1981), Finding Forrester (2001), Remember Me (2010), and Straight Outta Tompkins (2013) featured scenes filmed in classrooms, hallways, and offices of Regis.
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